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Echoes: reverberations across millennia By Ann Bates

I have been working with clay for over 25 years, hand building coiled or slab vessels. Twenty years ago, when my partner John unexpectedly died, working with clay helped me through bereavement and inadvertently changed the focus of my work.

A warm welcome to LEVEL Centre’s new board members

Level Centre are delighted to welcome four new members to its board: Omar Khan, Ness Brooks, Rebecca Brown and Julie Usherwood.

LEVEL is a combined arts centre in Rowsley that aims to ‘Celebrate the Art that Difference Makes’. It works with learning disabled adults, disabled creatives and the wider community. With the introduction of new board members, the board is now representative of the varied communities that LEVEL serves. 

Derbyshire Film Makers Produce World’s First Hybrid AI Animation

Two Derbyshire filmmakers are set to release a world first in animation having used artificial intelligence to pioneer a brand-new filmmaking process. 

Directors Bethan Coolin and Samuel Poyser have combined traditional filmmaking with cutting edge AI modelling technology which has helped them to bring their vision to life. 

Local Teenager Secures Job After DCG ‘Get Hired’ Event

An Ilkeston teenager has recently started a Healthcare Assistant job at a residential care home just weeks after meeting her future employers at a jobs fair organised by Derby College Group (DCG).

Charlotte Carter (18) is profoundly deaf – diagnosed when she was just six months old - and has had caring responsibilities at home from a young age.

Deskbound staff put their best feet forward with 1,202 mile walk to support refugees

A team of employees from a busy Derbyshire marketing agency are taking on a whopping 1,202 walk to support refugees in troubled parts of the globe who must trek many miles in search of safety.

A group of ten staff members from MacMartin, a full-service marketing agency based at the Bartonfields Centre in Church Broughton, are putting their walking shoes on during lunch breaks and evenings in order to get their miles in before the end of June.

Timms Duo Clinch Trio of Awards At Legal Skills Triathlon

A Paralegal at Timms Solicitors has won the top prize in an annual competition organised by Derby & District Law Society (DDLS) in association with Derby Law School at the University of Derby.

Leah Pilling came first in the Legal Skills Triathlon which was held at Derby Law School in Friargate Square. Her colleague, trainee solicitor Michael Radze-Constable also won two awards on the day.

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